Not too many years ago, most people had a doctor they could call their own. Their doctor would care for their medical needs, and counsel the family about health and lifestyle. Office visits would last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The kids might even get a lollipop or apple upon leaving. Your doctor him/herself was part of the medicine you received, and upon leaving you felt cared for, if not cured.
Health care has changed. The doctor “as medicine” is going away. Doctors, now mostly employed by health care corporations, have little time to “be the medicine”.
RMS Consultations offers you an opportunity to be cared for again.
Come in for a consultation and sit down with a physician. The RMS physician will go over your current medications, medical history, and lifestyle questions. Once completed, recommendations about what might be changed or simplified will be discussed. At your request, a letter about what was discovered and recommended can be written to your treating doctor.
Some of the most important topics of consultation at RMS Consultations are
- Medications: Drugs are now more powerful than ever. They are often prescribed without explanation, often by multiple doctors who don't talk to one another about you. An RMS Consultation can answer your questions, and perhaps even help decrease the number of medications you take everyday.
- Decline in function: Less walking, difficulty getting up or down stairs, increased falling, or generally losing the ability to be independent is often misunderstood as a normal occurance in the elderly, and especially after injury, illness, or long hospitalization. With a RMS Consultation, a diagnosis can be made and appropriate therapies and interventions undertaken to reverse the decline.
- Lifestyle effects on health: This is a major topic for most people. "Information" overload from television, the internet and social media confuse most patients about what lifestyle changes to make to optimize their health and sense of well being. A RMS consultation can be a priceless opportunity to simplify what is needlessly complex about this important topic.
We, at RMS Consultations and Rehabilitation Medical Specialists, recognize that very few maladies are wholly curable, even in our modern times. However, we believe that providing care for others, no matter who they are, is the foundational path to alleviating pain and anxiety, handicaps and dysfunction. Ultimately, it is by the consistent caring for those in need that we see the elimination of suffering.
Less personal care and more government and insurance guided treatment is being promoted as the only cost effective way to address the medical needs of the majority of Americans. We, at RMS Consultations and Rehabilitation Medical Specialists, disagree.
We see the direction of health care turning away from the care of patients, and ever more towards offering expensive drug and surgery based treatments. At RMS Consultations/RMS, we recognize the importance of treatment but believe treatment has been overly priced and emphasized, leaving a gap in the care offered the whole person. Treatment is quantifiable with dollars and cents. Care cannot be.
RMS Consultations is a unique medical service, and has been designed to fill some of the gaps that are forming in health care.
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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all necessary information to provide you the best possible care. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing our Patient Education section. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.